Diabetes is a serious condition which can affect the whole body. It requires daily self-care.

Diabetes can have a huge impact on your quality of life and life expectancy if complications develop. There is currently no cure for diabetes, but you can live an enjoyable life by learning how to effectively managing the condition.

The three main types of diabetes are type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes.

Doctors who specialise in diabetes are called endocrinologists. Endocrinologists diagnose and treat a wide range endocrine gland and hormones disorders such as diabetes, osteoporosis, pituitary disease and thyroid disease.

In this section

About diabetes

Diabetes is the name given to a group of different conditions in which there is too much glucose in the blood.

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Young adults with diabetes

There will come a point – usually around age 16 to 18 – when as a young person with diabetes, you will make the move from childhood medical support services and specialists to adult medical care.

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Achieving your blood glucose target

We provide support for people with diabetes to achieve their desired blood glucose target with our insulin stabilisation program.

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Using your insulin pump

Our insulin pump service offers a comprehensive and holistic approach to education and care to those who are commencing insulin pump therapy.

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Continuous glucose monitoring

We offer a continuous glucose monitoring service for our patients.

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Contact us
Diabetes and Endocrinology
(03) 9342 8933
The RMH Parkville
Level 4 West
300 Grattan St, Parkville, Victoria
Last updated 08 February 2023